Originally Posted by Longbow64
The locking mechanism does fit under the hole delete without modification. As far as breaking the cover, if you we're going for a long drive away from everyone you know, bring tools. Otherwise just call a friend to come get you if your stranded and come back with a Dremel tool to cut a hole to the lock.
The issue with bringing tools is not being able to access them if the battery dies. The trunk doesn't have a keyhole in newer MY. And calling a friend at 1 or 2 in the morning to come with a dremel for a non-emergent situation isn't something I'd want to do.
The mod isn't worth the trouble should the battery die when away from tool access.